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Would you like to grow vegetables but lack enough space or sunlight? Would you like to be part of a community of gardeners? At Harpswell Community Garden you’ll find this and more.
The Community Garden is located within Mitchell Field off Route 123. This town-owned property features several miles of gravel and paved paths, a Middle Bay shoreline with sandy beach and picnic tables, and a bandstand where weekly concerts are held in summer months. An ice cream stand is located at the Mitchell Field entrance.
25 plots are rented to individuals, families and groups to organically grow food and flowers for their own use. Residents of Harpswell are given priority but plots may be rented to non-residents, depending on availability. A portion of the garden is set aside for a volunteer-tended 'Common Good Garden' where produce is grown and donated to local non-profit organizations that help feed those in need.
The garden has a solar-powered well, water spigots placed throughout the plot area, a storage shed with communal tools, on-site composting, and reinforced fencing to reduce the entry of foraging animals. Gardeners may keep the same plot from year to year, and high quality compost is usually available for top dressing. Families are welcomed; picnic tables, a play area with climbing frame and sandbox will keep younger or non-gardening kids busy. There are also communal herb beds, asparagus mounds, and selected other perennial vegetables for our gardeners to share in.
How it Works
The Community Garden is a collaborative effort, and all gardeners are asked to be ‘good neighbors’ by keeping their plots and adjacent pathways weeded, harvested and in general good condition. Our Member Guidelines have more details.
Because plot fees and other funding don’t cover all our needs, administrative and maintenance tasks must be done by volunteers. All gardeners are asked to contribute at least six hours of work throughout the season beyond their own plots and pathways. This might involve mowing, helping out in the Common Good Garden or other areas of general upkeep. Work days are usually scheduled  three times each year and are a good opportunity to meet other gardeners. We also welcome volunteers who wish to be involved, but don't desire the responsibilities that come with renting a plot.
Two plot sizes are available:
10' x 10' for $25*    
10' x 15' for $35*
*Recommended fees: a lesser amount that fits your budget may be paid.
Questions?  Contact Judith Stanton at 376-7888 or jws77@me.com or Gina Perow at 833-5771 ext. 108 or recreation@town.harpswell.me.us

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Payment Options
To pay online with credit or debit card: Sign in, register and choose online payment at checkout.

To pay in person at the Town Office: Sign in, register and choose paper registration at checkout. Print receipt of registration and submit payment by cash, check or credit card at the Town Office, 263 Mountain Road.

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Community Garden Plot 10 x 10 
N/A N/A Su  TBA $25.00 Res, $25.00 Non-Res
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Community Garden Plot 10 x 15 
N/A N/A Su  TBA $35.00 Res, $35.00 Non-Res
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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